Taping is a very useful adjuvant, enabling care provided during the session at the office to be prolonged. As the taping strips are water-resistant, it is possible to keep them on for several days and thus prolong the effects of the session.
In addition, taping does not completely limit movement, which makes it an ally to regaining mobility (the heart of a physiotherapist’s profession). Its effectiveness lies precisely in the fact that the patient remains active. Movement induces a stretching and relaxing effect which stimulates the skin receptors and enables action at the proprioceptive level (Bischoff et al., 2018). Movement also acts at the mechanical level by slightly decompressing the skin and underlying fascia, thus relieving pressure on the nociceptors and decongesting the microcirculation, and thus having an analgesic action (Nelson, 2016). The effects of taping are therefore part of the continuity of care provided in the practice.